The Laws of Prayer
Teacher Title Abstract
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Birkat Kohanim - The Priestly Blessing Part IV Last week, we discussed both the kohen's approach to the dukhan (platform) and the occasional conflict between the kohen's personal obligation to pray and his responsibility to participate in Birkat Kohanim.
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Keriyat Shema- Problematic Situations and Places (3)
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Birkat Kohanim - The Priestly Blessing Part V This week, we will continue our discussion of the congregation's conduct during Birkat Kohanim and look at the places in which Birkat Kohanim is not recited.
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Hallel (Part 1)
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Viddui and Nefilat Appayim (Tachanun) Last week we concluded our study of Birkat Kohanim. This week, we will begin our study of the prayers recited immediately following Shemoneh Esreh during both Shacharit and Mincha.
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Hallel (2)
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Viddui and Nefilat Appayim (Tachanun) II This week we will discuss the parameters of the custom to fall upon one's face while reciting Tachanun, as well as the other laws and customs which govern its recitation.
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky The Obligation to Pray
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Shemoneh Esreh This week we will continue our study of the prayers recited immediately following Shemoneh Esreh, including "Ve-Hu Rachum," recited on Monday and Thursday mornings with Tachanun; "Ashrei;" "La-mnatze'ach;" and "U-va le-Tziyyon."
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Tefillat Shemoneh Esrei - Its Institution and Text
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Prayers Recited After Shemoneh Esreh II This week, we will study the laws of "U-va le-Tziyyon" and Aleinu.
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Preparations for Tefilla
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Prayers Recited After Shemoneh Esreh III This week, we will conclude our study of the prayers recited after Shemoneh Esreh as we investigate the origins and significance of Shir shel Yom and Pittum Ha-ketoret.
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky The Proper Times for Prayer (1)
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Tefillat Mincha (1) In previous shiurim we discussed the obligation to pray and the origins of the three daily prayers.
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky The Proper Times for Prayer (2)
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Tefillat Mincha (2) This week, we continue our discussion of the latest time for Mincha. Furthermore, we will address those activities which the Talmud prohibits engaging in before Mincha.
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky The Proper Times for Prayer (3)
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Tefillat Arvit (1) This week, we will begin our study of Tefillat Arvit, the evening prayer.
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Tefillat Nedava - The Voluntary Prayer
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Tefillat Arvit (2) This week, we will challenge the very assumption of the ancient Ashkenazic custom, and we will question whether Tefillat Arvit may indeed be recited before dark.
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky The Laws of the Shemoneh Esrei (1)
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Tefillat Arvit (3) This week, we will discuss the latest time for Tefillat Arvit and the activities prohibited before reciting it.
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky The Laws of the Shemoneh Esrei (2)
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Keriat Shema al Ha-mitta This week, we will conclude our discussion of the nighttime prayers as we study the laws of Birkat Ha-mappil and Keriat Shema al Ha-mitta.
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky The Laws of the Shemoneh Esrei - "Kavanna" (3)
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Kedushat Beit ha-keneset I would like to dedicate our final shiurim to the study of the primary and ideal environment for tefilla: the beit ha-keneset (synagogue).
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky The Laws of the Shemoneh Esrei (4)
שיעורי טקסט Rav David Brofsky Separation During Prayer: Mechitza One of the defining characteristics of halakhic communal prayer is the separation between men and women known as the "mechitza."

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